LOS ANGELES – Anthony Goods was better the third time around against Oregon State.
Goods scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half when Stanford rallied to win 62-54 in a first-round game of the Pac-10 tournament Wednesday night.
He was scoreless in 21 minutes of Stanford’s 66-54 loss at Oregon State on Feb. 19 after scoring 15 in the teams’ late January matchup.
“I didn’t think he needed to be reminded,” first-year Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said. “I had a feeling he would be ready to play.”
The ninth-seeded Cardinal (18-12) were making their first appearance in the tournament’s play-in game a year after losing to UCLA in the title game. They advanced to today’s quarterfinals against No. 13 Washington (24-7), the top seed that beat the Cardinal twice this season.
“The Good Book says all men are created equal,” Goods said. “We’re going to be ready come tomorrow. We have to rebound and we definitely have to take care of the ball against Washington.”
The eighth-seeded Beavers (13-17) swept Stanford in the regular season for the first time since 1992-93 and twice got within one in the final 3:45. But they missed free throws and failed to hit a field goal in that stretch.
Lathen Wallace led the Beavers with a season-high 18 points. They shot 39 percent from the floor, well less than their 46 percent season average.
“We had a great season and I feel like we ended on a bad note, but we improved,” he said.
The Beavers led 28-21 at halftime, helped by their 50 percent shooting from 3-point range. But things changed quickly to open the second half.
That’s when Goods delivered, scoring eight points in a 14-2 run that put Stanford ahead 35-30. The Cardinal never trailed again.
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